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Table 1 Distribution and prevalence of footpad lesions in broiler breeders dying from non-outbreak related mortality in relation to age and flock

From: Correlation between footpad lesions and systemic bacterial infections in broiler breeders

Overall foot health1 Age interval (n = 919)2 Total Flock (n = 924) Total
20–29 30–39 40–49 50- A B C D
No lesions
 Count 89a 111b 87c 54c 341 70a 82ab 129b 63a 344
 % within age interval/flock 66.9 40.5 29.9 24.4 37.1 32.7 36.6 45.7 30.9 37.2
 % of total 9.7 12.1 9.5 5.9 37.1 7.6 8.9 14.0 6.8 37.2
Lesions
 Count 44a 163b 204c 167c 578 144a 142ab 153b 141a 580
 % within age interval/flock 33.1 59.5 70.1 75.6 62.9 67.3 63.4 54.3 69.1 62.8
 % of total 4.8 17.7 22.2 18.2 62.9 15.6 15.4 16.6 15.3 62.8
  1. 1Different superscript letter denotes a subset of Age interval or Flock categories whose column proportions differ significantly from each other at the .05 level.
  2. 2Date of death was not registered for five birds, therefore no age could be calculated.